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Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor, Gerard Butler | Theatrical release: 2009 | Rating: R (MPAA)
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Movie synopsis
After directing the frenzied CRANK, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor helm another adrenaline-fueled film with this thriller. 300's Gerard Butler stars as Kable, a man living in a near-future dystopia driven by online games. Kable is the world's best player at its biggest game, where players take control of real people, but the competition really begins when he tries to fight the system itself.

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  • Edition: Includes Digital Copy
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Film Country: USA
  • UPC: 031398116769

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Genre:Action/Adventure
Format:Blu-ray Disc
Display Format:Includes Digital Copy

eBay Product ID: EPID79621135

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3 stars out of 5 -- "Shoot-em-up auteurs Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor straddle the line between aping and perfectly executing violent action movies. They spin a wild premise into a rampage..."
Box Office - Amy Nicholson (09/04/2009)

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Created: 01/23/10

Easily One of the Worst Movies I've Ever Seen

Review For: Gamer (DVD, 2010)

Oftentimes, going to see an action flick, I'm completely aware of what I'm getting myself into. After a stressful day at the office, "Gamer" was going to be an opportunity to turn my brain off for 90 minutes and revel in some unabashed popcorn entertainment.

Boy, was I wrong.

"Gamer" is easily one of the worst movies I've ever seen, and certainly the worst DVD release so far of 2010. The film follows Tillman/Kable, a convicted "felon" on death row, in a hyper-connected Internet and video game society. I use the term felon in quotes because from the opening frames it's clear that Tillman is obviously innocent. Regardless, in a world where the "Sims"-like game "Society" has begun to replace actual civilization, violent offenders are given the opportunity to win their freedom by competing 30 times in a first-person shooter adventure where their lives are actually at stake.

The "big ideas" that the film wants to examine are eclipsed by the fact the movie is just as violent and detached as the material it's "satirizing." In fact, I'd go out on a limb and say that playing two hours of "World of Warcraft" or "The Sims" is actually HEALTHIER than sitting down to watch the cinematic abortion that is "Gamer."

Skip this one and play some real video games instead. Chances are good you'll feel better about yourself in the long run.

Thanks for reading. If you found this review helpful, please vote "yes" at the bottom of this entry. Happy watching!

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Created: 01/19/10

Great Action Flick

Review For: Gamer (DVD, 2010)

Gerard Butler (300) is Kable, a convicted felon who is part of the hottest virtual reality game on the planet created by Ken Castle (played by Michael C. Hall of Dexter Fame).

Kable is just a couple of games away from earning his freedom and release back into society after winning more games than any other player in game history. Only problem is the powers that be do not want him to get out and reveal their secret. (Sounds a lot like Running Man doesn't it?).

The movie has a lot of very good game type special effects, lots and lots of blood and gore and has a very good story as well.

Additional Cast Members Include: Amber Valletta, Logan Lerman, Terry Crews, Ludacris and Kyra Sedgwick

Its a pretty good movie and anyone who plays games will love it.

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Created: 06/26/11

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Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Review For: Gamer (Blu-ray Disc, 2010, Includes Digital Copy)

Inmates on death row get a chance to fight for their escape if they take part in a "videogame" if they survive 30 rounds, they can go free. The catch? they are real live avatars for people playing the game (The "Gamers"). Of course the maker of the game is corrupt and he must be stopped by a man who is on death row, but is kind of innocent (he was brainwashed into killing somebody by the evil genius behind everything)

Interesting premise where people can choose to be played or play in a real-world version of "The Sims" The movie is very loud and flashy and I loved the style of the movie, very much like "Crank" (lots of brainless action) this movie is made for a straight to DVD sequel and I personally think it will become a bit of a cult classic in the way that some Roger Corman movies from the 70's have.

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Created: 02/10/10

Terrible Movie

Review For: Gamer (DVD, 2010)

Too Bad I can't rate it lower than 1 out of 5...

The only way the movie would have worked is if they had spent more time making the audience sympathetic to Gerard Butler's Character/Family. In order to do that the movie would have been longer, but it would have been worth it, and Gerard would have had more dialogue.

The production value of the filming was terrible, and jerky. Kyra Sedgwick's portrayal of a reporter was one of the few well played roles, but why did she have more makeup than Tammy Fae? I have seen much better from Gerard Butler, John Leguizamo, Ludacris, & many others who appear in this film, I blame the Writer's, not the Actor's!

The violence/blood was to be expected from the ads, and I have seen gorier movies, Starship Troopers to name one, but Starship Troopers was 35 minutes longer than "Gamer", allowing for much more character development.

The movie is rated R, but if you appreciate the scenes showing Women's Breasts you are probably a 12-16 Boy who should not be viewing it anyway.

If this Movie is still something you want to see after reading this review, #1 enjoy the scenes with the obese player, #2 seek help.

I'm going to consult a Professional Hypnotist to see if I can have the memory of Gamer suppressed, with the contingency that any desire to view it again is removed as well, I would hate to be paying the Hypnotist again in 6 months.

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Created: 06/19/11

Butler does a good job and not a bad movie over all.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Review For: Gamer (Blu-ray Disc, 2010, Includes Digital Copy)

Gamer stars Gerard Butler as Kable/John Tillman, a man who is in prison for murder. He plays a game called Slayers (in fact he's the main star of the game), a video game in which convicts are controlled via computers to play in a killzone-like type of multiplayer battlefield. Win 30 games and you're free. Problem? Nobody ever made it to 30 games, and Kable knows it...so he plans to escape, however, upon his escape from the game he discovers that many things have changed: his daughter has been taken by child services and his wife is now a pawn for Society, a sims like type of game featuring real people.

Gerard Butler offers a good performance, in fact, he was great as Kable. However most of the other actors were bad. Still it's awesome to watch any movie starring Ludicrous, he brings a special touch to certain characters. Aaron Yoo is very funny like always but this role just didn't seem fit for him. The script is also written in a funny way, it's pretty hard to understand but once you can follow the beat of the movie than it's easier to understand. The action scenes were just breathtaking, and no kidding, they were awesome!

PS: The ending sucked, but the rest of the movie was pretty darn good: only problem is that the movie looks a lot like death race without the race.

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